Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Industry bodies involved with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf awaited today’s announcement from the Prime Minister with great interest.  Boris Johnson has now confirmed that golf will be included in the first wave of sports able to return once the national legal requirements to stay at home end on 29th March.

A meeting of the APPG with industry bodies is scheduled to take place this Wednesday (24 February) to consider the impact of the statement on the sport in England, and the full details are now being reviewed by the industry bodies, specifically the impact of the different levels on different aspects of golf including playing, coaching, retail, and club fitting, as well the implications for driving ranges and practice facilities.

Members are encouraged to review Governments Covid:19 Response – Spring for further details and BGIA website for updates. All premises are encouraged to ensure risk assessments and action plans comply with local guidance ahead of the restart.

BGIA Chair, Martin Wild says: “We are extremely disappointed that the scientific evidence presented to government detailing how the sport can be played in a Covid-secure manner has not resulted in a return to play date earlier than 29 March. We will continue to work within the APPG Golf to ensure a safe return for the game”.


About APPG – Golf The All-Party Parliamentary Golf Group has the singular goal “to support the sport of golf” and comprises Members of both Houses of Parliament who work to promote the sport and resolve issues it faces.  The Group receives no taxpayer funding and is reliant on subscriptions from external partners to help deliver its aims.

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